Dixon/Solano RCD
Water Quality Coalition

Most education activities will be virtual again in 2021. Click on the links (or buttons) below to direct you to online events either live or recorded. Not all of the events are hosted by the Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition. They are from many different affiliates around the local area.  Note: Some links will take you away from our Irrigated Lands website.   

Members are required to keep track of the education events that they "attend." For your convenience, here is a Member Education Log you can download or print to document the education activities you have attended. 

Alternatively,  you can print flyers or print screens of the events for your records or create your own Excel spreadsheet.   

Events for 2021

Drinking Water Well Zoom Meeting

January 18, 2022

10am - 11:30am

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This is a virtual meeting where you can learn about the new water well sampling requirement for landowners that have drinking water wells on parcels enrolled in the ILRP (Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program). This program begins January 2022.

 

Agenda/Speakers:

  • Bob Ditto - Regional Board – Presentation on the Drinking Water Well Monitoring Program

  • Annie Burkholder - Dellavalle Laboratory – Presentation water sample proper handling, what’s required and lab/upload costs.

  • Q & A* with Mr. Ditto, Ms. Burkholder and the D/S RCD Water Quality Coalition Staff

 

*In order to get as many questions answered as possible, please send your questions about the new drinking water well monitoring program to martha-mckeen@dixonrcd.org by January 11, 2022. Many of your questions can be answered by reviewing the FAQ.  Click here to review. Thank you.

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Online INMP Self-Certification Training Course

January 25, 2022

8am - 12 Noon

Click here to register

2021- 2022 Updated

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ILRP & SVWQC
Overview and Updates

Watch this video* of an overview about the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP), the Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition (SVWQC) and what's new for Coalition Members. 

Dixon/Solano RCD WQC is one of 12 sub-watersheds that make up the SVWQC.

(Video duration is  approx. 16 minutes.)

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Dixon/Solano RCD Water Quality Coalition 

All-Member's Annual Zoom Meeting 2021

Video of the All-Member's Meeting from November 8, 2021.

It is approximately one hour.

Thanks to Chelsie Bryden, Program Coordinator at SVWQC for creating this informative video.

Start time is 9am;

Approximate length of each webinar is 3.5 hours;

 

All webinars will be held in Spanish.

 CDFA-California Department of Food and Agriculture

For CEUs - continuing education units - for growers who have completed the INMP self-certification program and want to maintain their certification, click on the button below to visit the CDFA website to find a course. 

All of the courses on their website qualify and meet the education requirement for the Irrigated Lands Program, as well. 

Their courses are open to anyone. You do not have to be INMP self-certified to take one of the courses.  The post-quiz is only required if you want CEUs. 

Some of the topics for the self-study courses and live webinars* are:

  • Irrigation Management

  • Nitrogen Management

  • Crop Nutrients

  • Soil Health

  • Crop ET Tutorials

  • Plants Stress

  • Tree Health

*Registration may be required for the live webinars

(CURES was the previous administrator of this program.)

Managing Goatgrass on Annual Rangeland: A presentation by Scott Oneto of UC Cooperative Extension

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Calflora:

An online program to map weeds, presented by Cynthia Powell

(Starts at 24:00)

YCRCD Sponsored these webinar presentations.

The video is 1 hour and 33 minutes.   

Brought to you by our partners at Solano RCD:

Building Healthy Soils and

Creating Wildlife Habitat on Your Farm

Take a virtual visit to the Wild Oak Vineyard Demonstration Site in Suisun Valley, CA and learn about their cover crops, hedgerow, and riparian habitat projects. Take a quick course in “Soil Microbiology 101:” what is soil health and why is it important? Find out about UC Davis research regarding cover crops and carbon storage in subsurface soils. And discover how Healthy Soils Best Management Practices can help meet pollinator habitat requirements from the Xerces Society. 

Beautiful Hedgerow designed and planted by Solano RCD

CURES: Coalition for Urban Rural Environmental Stewardship

Best Management Practices (BMP) Videos

  • Interference Perimeter Spraying

  • Orchard Spray Drift

  • Buffer Zones

  • Vegetated Waterways

  • Irrigation Tailwater Return

  • PAM

Note: The first 10 minutes of the presentation are not recorded due to technical difficulties. 

SOIL HEALTH CONNECTION  

University of California Cooperative Extension and the Colusa County Resource Conservation District announce the launch of the Soil Health Connection, an informative outreach YouTube channel. The channel hosts virtual discussions and interviews with leading soil science researchers and farmers with the intention of shedding light on the importance of soil health in California’s agricultural systems.

HOSTED BY: Liz Harper, Colusa County RCD executive director and Sarah Light, UCCE agronomy advisor